Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Importance Of Encouraging Your Child To Play Outside

The Importance Of Encouraging Your Child To Play Outside
The age of electronics is well and truly upon us and unfortunately it is leading to a loss of imagination and most importantly exercise in our children. With mobile phones, laptops, games consoles and TV’s children now have more entertainment at their fingertips than they could possibly want. This is unfortunately to the detriment of their desire to go outside and play with their friends. In the past, when we were younger we would come home from school and go out and play in the streets with our friends until it was doing dark, now children tend to come home, watch TV, eat and then go on the PS3 or XBOX for a few hours, it is not good for their development for this to happen so it is important to encourage them as much as possible to get some exercise and interact with other kids.
As parents we should try and encourage this by offering to take the kids to the playground or the park and play games with them. It is hard after coming home from work to get the energy to go and do this but it is important for the future development of your children, you don’t want your kids to grow up to be lazy, to lack imagination or to be unhealthy.
A great idea to encourage your child to get outside it to set up some play things in your back garden for them to use after school, this way you don’t have to spend your time taking them to the park but you know they are safe still. Playground equipment is quite cheap nowadays, you can get a trampoline, a little adventure playground, a slide or some outdoor toys like balls and hula hoops etc... If you don’t have a great deal of money to spend then try looking for used items in your local paper or on Craigslist, they are some great deals to be had.

Author BioSarah Hewitt is an experience writer who writes about anything and everything that interests her, this can range form business/careers to sport and electronics. You can contact her via her Twitter page or Google+.

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